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"While working on a recent cooking badge, my Girl Scout Cadette troop came up with this fun finger food," informs Diane Standridge of Sikeston, Missouri. "It's a yummy after-school snack that's simple enough for young children to make."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons half-and-half cream
  • 1 tablespoon Miracle Whip
  • 2 cups salted peanuts, ground
  • 5 medium firm bananas, cut into thirds

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 510 calories, 32g fat (5g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 269mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 8g fiber), 17g protein.


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine the sugar, cream and Miracle Whip; mix well. Place peanuts in another shallow bowl. Dip each banana in Miracle Whip mixture, then roll in peanuts. Serve immediately. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Nutty Nanas in Quick Cooking January/February 2001, p40

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